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· Iowa JBS Meatpacking Employees Warned of ‘Excessive Absenteeism’ as Pandemic Continues
· ‘Real People Died’: JBS Workers Honored With Billboards & Memorial
Iowa JBS Meatpacking Employees Warned of ‘Excessive Absenteeism’ as Pandemic Continues
Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register
via PerishableNews.com - June 22, 2020
As worker shortages continue at meatpacking plants because of the spread of COVID-19, JBS USA employees at its Marshalltown plant say the company has distributed a letter warning that they may not be in good standing with the company due to “excessive absenteeism.”
The letter asks workers to call the plant’s human resources department by Friday to explain why they have not been showing up, according to a copy obtained by the Des Moines Register...
‘Real People Died’: JBS Workers Honored With Billboards & Memorial
By Conor McCue, CBS Denver
June 22, 2020
GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – Two new billboards in Greeley will serve as a reminder that six workers at the nearby JBS plant have died this year due to COVID-19. The meat packing plant, which employs about 6,000 people, became home to one of the state’s biggest outbreaks at the beginning of April.
The billboards are both located in Greeley at 8th Avenue, south of D street and on Highway 34, just west of Highway 85. Both are paid for by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7, which represents many employees.
“We want the community to know and to remember these workers,” said Kim Cordova, the president of UFCW Local 7.
The two billboards have been up since Thursday. They include the photos and names of the six UFCW Local 7 members who died from COVID-19:
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